Sunday, December 11, 2011

FABBY: Entrance & Kitchen Christmas

Welcome to my house my friends, come on in please!  This is the entrance to our Pt. house and as soon as you come in you will see many vintage things, like the mirror which is framed with an antique piece that once belonged to Alejandro's grandparents, since the ceiling is not high as old houses were, we separated this part to the chest we have in the foyer, so it turned out great caz now we have two pretty pieces I love.  At the buttom there's a leather, almost 200 years old Spanish trunk, it was a gift from hubby's grandmother to him when he was young...they were used by Spaniards as luggage.
 The painting of the Virgin Mary is colonial art. The small hutch is an antique too and going that way you come into the den.  The door with the milky glass squares leads to the kitchen. In the top of the door a Russian icon.
 The Spanish leather colonial trunk, almost 200 years old.
 I arranged this pretty carved piece with the mirror like a mantel with my nutcrackers, another birthday gift from mother's a few years ago.  An image in the mirror of the door's wreath.
 The door is open my darlings, so come in please!
Welcome to my kitchen all done up for the Holidays Season. I'll just put on my apron hanging on one chair and serve you some tea, or coffee with cake.
 A little corner with some Christmas mugs.
My Christmas pitcher was made at our former Ceramic Co., with some flowers and a few mugs more. The blue one with the snowman is my very fav.
I saw this in one on your posts, a cookie pan with small candles and I was so lucky to have one with stars. The small saucer bowl is Italian and I use it for cramberry sauce.
My white porcelain two tier arranged with some ornaments and a Cherry-Yogurt cake, recipe at the end, it's yummy, believe me!
Next to the Christmas wreath I have a wall with my granddaughters's art work.
The tea set and the small mugs were made by us at our past Ceramic Co., I copied the design from a C'mas material.  All ready for tea or coffee with the Cherry-Yogurt cake.
I love the smoking German man, wood figure, my grands love to make him smoke, lol!
In the background, by the TV is a crack pot that I use as cooky jar come C'mas, was also made by us with C'mas designs, along with the S&P shakers. My old apron hanging on the handle of my double ovens it's so old and it looks very stained in real life,  but I love it. The red napkins were my Mil's, they're hand embroidered with a bird holding a bell, it's difficult to see, they're so small.

                                        SHERRY YOGURT CAKE

1/2 cup full plain yogurt
1/2 cup corn oil
4 Tbspoons cherry, or 2 ounces
1 egg
1 Tbspoon zest of a lime, or lemon
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
2 tspoons baking powder
1/4 tspoon salt
1 cup sugar

In a bowl put yogurt, oil, sherry, egg, zest, and mix by hand with wooden spoon. Now, dump the sugar and whisk.   Add all at once the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk, or mix with wooden spoon.  
Line buttom of 9 inch springform pan with partchment paper.  Bake at high oven, 400F for about 25 minutes, or check your oven.  Insert tooth pick in center and see if it's dry, than it's ready.

Thank you so much in advance my dear friends for coming to visit, as I so love you to come by.
I will also be at some of the great and fun parties that some wonderful ladies host them. Thank you sweet ladies for having me.

                                                  MERRY CHRISTMAS 

Love always,

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  1. oh My Fabby, I love it all. The cake sounds wonderful. I love your family things and Christmas is all around. Thanks sweet pea. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Hi Fabby,
    What an amazing post! Your house looks beautiful, all dressed up for Christmas!
    And you have such wonderful objects!
    It´s all very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

  3. Dearest Fabby, this reflects once again our like of similar things. I love the leather trunk, in fact, I am crazy about trunks, or sometimes I call them chests. I almost showed a leather trunk too that I used to put in front of ma's bed but just did not do that because the wood carved one from the Philippines just arrived and decided to put that instead after cleaning it. I also noticed your basket with tiles on them. I know you have seen that I have something similar. Love your entry and your kitchen and love the dishes made from your company. I also noticed you have artwork of your grandkids hanging. I have AJ's paintings hanging in our back hallway leading to the kids guest room...Christine

  4. Fabby, it is all so pretty and festive looking. Your home looks so warm and inviting all dressed up for Christmas!

  5. Wow! I absolutely LOVE the old trunk in your entryway! I have an old trunk owned by my grandmother and love when O see another one. I also love all your dinnerware! Beautiful design!

  6. Fabby,
    Your home is lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Hi Fabby. Your front entry and kitchen look so beautiful and festive. I love all the red in the kitchen - very Christmas-y. Have a great week! Blessings, Pamela

  8. Fabby, Your foyer and kitchen beautiful. Love all the Christmas dishes, the German smoker and your holly pitcher and cups on the table.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh Fabby, Your home is quite lovely. You do have wonderful pieces to work with. The entry way is fabulous! Love your nutcrackers too. And your kitchen.. well that is just too pretty. Lovely dishes and the cake looks yummY! xo marlis

  10. Oh my gosh!! Fabyyy... I soooooooooo love it all... Can I come over for Christmas?? Those must are sooooo adorable... Your house looks simply stunning.. Such an inspiration..

    Thanking you for linking into Colours Dekor.. :-) Hope you have a lovely week ahead of you!!

  11. OH! Everything is lovely. WHat pretty dishes, and I love the nutcrackers on the mantle~ Great idea to put candles in the star tin.
    Happy Advent!

  12. Flabby, thank you for letting us tour your home. The kitchen is filled with such colorful pretty things. It looks like a cozy place to have some Christmas goodies. The old trunk is amazing and I guess very special to your family.
    Hope you are enjoying the season!-----Shannon

  13. Oh Fabby what a lovely , warm and cozy kitchen...I am coming Dear for a hot cup of coffee ... And how sweetly you used cookie tray for candles ...its a great synchronization with kitchen decor.... All the way it is beautiful and inviting Fabby...
    with love from

  14. Hi Fabby...

    Everything looks sooo beautiful, dear friend! From the entrance of your beautiful home...right into the kitchen! I just love the piece that you are using like a mantel. It's FABULOUS!!! have it decorated so pretty! I love nutcrackers! Hehe! Ohh my...and I loved getting a peek at your antique Spanish trunk. It's so unique! I love the ornate pattern on it.

    My friend, I would love to sit at your kitchen table and share a cup of tea or coffee with you! I bet there is a million things we could talk about! wink! Ohhh..and the Christmas holly teapot favorite!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing more of your beautiful Christmas with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! As's such a treat coming to your place!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,

  15. Hi Fabby,
    you are truly an artist, not only in ceramic design but also in home decoration. All looks fantastic. And the wonderful antiques make a gorgeous background to all your nice decorations.
    Thank you so much for sharing your outstanding designs.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. I love your decorated kitchen! That is the one place in my house not very decorated and now I'm inspired.

  17. Wow's looking gorgeous and so festive...Such an honour to see everyones beautiful spaces!!


  18. Your home is a veritable Christmas wonderland. I am amazed. It looks fabulous and your family and friends will be so pleased with your efforts. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  19. I do feel so welcome. I wish I could really just walk right in and visit you.
    Everything looks so lovely.

  20. Hi darling, Oh my goodness your entry is incredibly beautiful. I love the vintage mirror hanging, what a treasure. You've set up a lovely tea for us to sit awhile and visit.. hugs ~lynne~

  21. Fabby, sooo pretty! I love your tea set. Beautiful!!!

  22. So pretty and festive! Love the tiered stand! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  23. Hi Fabby! I love your granddaughters' artwork hanging in your kitchen! You are such a sweet grandma! Your cake looks delicious and easy to make! Thank you for sharing your home for the holidays!

  24. Fabby, this was so much fun seeing all your wonderful holiday decor! And I love that you gave the history of the pieces, which makes them all that much more special. I am a little late but wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday. ~

  25. Beautiful and so elegant, Fabby! Everything is just amazing!

  26. Hi! Fabby,
    Your kitchen is very festive and love the white two tiered cake plate and the ornaments and cake on top. The cake sounds good. Pat

  27. I am going to make that cake. It sound sooooo good.
    Your kitchen and entry look so good. I really love the trunk and the Christmas items made in your former Ceramics factory are so beautiful. I really love them. Merry Christmas, Ginger

  28. Your home is so beautiful and so warm and so ready for Christmas Fabby. I just love all your touches.

  29. Yummy! Your cake looks and sounds wonderful, and your home looks just beautiful! It always does, though, dear Fabby. You have a very elegant home and you decorate it in such a lovely manner.
    Your ceramics are all so pretty. Have a lovely day, dear lady.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  30. Fabby, what a splendid home you have and what fun you have had decorating it! Everything is wonderfully festive. Your yogurt cake looks yummy and it is displayed so prettily too. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today. Have a delightful week.

    Christmas blessings,

  31. My favorite part of all is that wonderful Christmas tea set with those mugs. I would love that.

    Your house is just beautiful. That trunk is even more so.

  32. Everything looks so gorgeosu and festive! You really decorate well. I love what you did to your Spanish trunk, it looks amazing! The tea cups are so sweet! Wow, your whole house looks so Christmassy! Yay!

  33. Loved seeing all the rich woods...they are so perfect to set off the reds and greens of this season!

  34. Ma chère Fabby, je viens de passer une très agréable moment dans ta maison... L'entrée qui m'a amenée dans ta cuisine est un véritable bijou de bon goût... Le coffre est merveilleux. Il a dû en contenir des trésors... Quel âme il a!
    Ta cuisine est un bel écrin. Toutes ces cloches de verre qui abritent des friandises de toute sorte... Des objets étonnants et extraordinaires... Tout est si délicat et raffiné...
    Oui, j'accepte volontiers une tasse de thé ! Je passerais certainement d'excellentes heures en ta compagnie...
    Gros bisous à toi ma chère.

    Un grand merci pour tes gentils commentaires.

  35. Fabby - your home is something out of a picture book. I love escaping here to see what you are doing and showing as it is always a feast for the eyes. Thank you so much for continuing to share w/ us at Tea Party Tuesday, it is a treat!!!

  36. Fabby, I loved visiting your kitchen. Loved the candles in the stars .. very clever. All the wonderful red and green means Christmas to me. Thanks so the tea and for the cake recipe! Yummmmmy! Happy Tea Day!

  37. Knock...knock??? Some home?

    Oppss... I open the door now. Wow. It feels am coming in, in Sta. World. This is so warm and inviting.
    Hope you don't mind I tresspass §:-)

    Lovely as always, dear Fabby! Happy TTT and hope everyone enjoy the holiday.


  38. oh my! I'm so glad I stopped by today! stunning rooms and objects!

  39. Fabby -- what a wonderful entrance. I love your Christmas dishes!

  40. Delighted you could come and share in our Christmas tea.
    Having you here made it special.
    Your home is so warm and inviting and Christmas-y

  41. Fabby, the tour of your home is so wonderful and the Christmas decorations are prefect. I was looking at your beautiful Christmas teaset for it is a great design. The pattern with the chintz is lovely and the sweet animal finials. The thought of placing mugs in a basket seems so much fun to pick your choice! This a great post and I really enjoyed viewing your photos. Merry Christmas! Happy Tea Time! Pam

  42. Fabby, it is all so warm and inviting! Just lovely! Love the wall of grandkid art! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn

  43. You went all out Fabby, I so love what you have done, the trunk is wonderful but the nutcrackers stand out in my eyes. I think next year I'll have a tea set for Christmas they are so lovely. Everything is so festive, thanks for sharing.

  44. What gorgeous antique pieces you have, and that they are from family makes it even more special.
    We'd love to have you share at "What's It Wednesday" linky party. Hope you can make it.

  45. Fabby

    You home and kitchen is so warm and inviting. I would definitely feel at home sitting right there with you.

    Enjoy the season!


  46. Oh Fabby, I love looking at your beautiful home and all the exquisite decorations..... I love the history of your furniture etc..

    It looks like your ready for a wonderful Christmas.

  47. Congrats on being featured on Pink Saturday, Fabby. I love your pink table topper there, so pretty....Christine

  48. Hi Fabby..wonderful post today! Your home looks lovely for the holidays.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  49. Hello Fabby, All I can say is fabulous. I love the vintage family treasures so much. Your kitchen is warm and inviting. Christmas definitely resides in your home.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  51. A blast of Christmasy colors. Fun and festive!

  52. As always, such fun to peek at your post!! The foyer and kitchen look gorgeous....I love the ceramic Christmas pieces you made, so many different things! They look lovely on your table and around the kitchen. Everything looks inviting and ready for company!!
    The foyer is also beautiful. The old leather trunk must hold many stories, and the shelf with the nutcracker is so pretty!
    Like I tell you, I love coming to your posts....they fill me with such "eye-candy" and are one of my favorite ones to read!!
    Have a Merry Christmas, Fabby and family, and the happiest of New Year's.......Francy

  53. Fabby , your home looks so festive! Merry Christmas!

  54. Dearest Fabby,

    Merry, Merry Christmas dear lady.., and a happy New Year to you as well!

    I love your delightful decor, celebrations and cake. What fabulous Christmas cheer in your beautiful home!

    Thanks ever so much for also inspiring us richly and sharing with us all of your marvelous tea posts at our weekly, Tuesday tea's.

    Thanks for so faithfully brightening our corner of blogland, as you have joined us for, 'T and TTT', and also for, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', on many a lovely occasion.

    May God richly bless you and yours during this coming Christmas and also in the New Year in 2012 dear lady.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee (and Pam)

  55. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

  56. Beautiful Christmas Decor. Love your displays. Fa La La


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